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The administration of a business is interchangeable with the performance or management of business operations, maybe including important decision making. Thus it is likely to include the efficient organization of people and other resources so as to direct activities toward common goals and ...

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Self registration vs. Admin registration

We are building a web system where each organization/institution has an account to manage credits (pricing). Each institution can then have individual users (with separate logins) that use the same ...
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Where to find examples of admin layouts?

I am a software engineer. Every app I work on includes the need to create, read, update, and delete records. There is a list of records. You can add a new record. You can view, edit, or delete a ...
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From where should I add settings that concern multiple websites

My application is used to modify settings for client CMS sites (ex: setting to enable a module etc) There are multiple clients using this CMS. When I add a new setting, it's automatically added for ...
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What is the best UX to configure a server application? XML (or text) file or GUI?

For a server-based application that is installed and maintained by IT admins, what is the best user experience for providing configuration values? The primary user of this application would be IT ...
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Is there an html character entity which can represent “Admin”? [closed]

I'm looking for a way to represent a user as an admin, and would prefer to use an html entity to do so. (http://www.amp-what.com/) Does anyone have any suggestions, or is this a fruitless search?
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Are there any innovative ways to Accommodate Emulator in the Desktop Admin

I am working on an admin app which can built websites for Mobile, Tablet and desktop. While creating the website the user who is going to use the admin, will need preview of the website at some point ...
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Streamlining the Administration Panel

I am coding a blogging platform and my goal is to streamline the administration experience for the administrators and site authors as much as possible. As I already know, most web applications have a ...
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What's the clearest way to show partial status of multiple selections?

I'm working on an administrator interface--nothing new, it's been done thousands of times before--that will be used by both the IT administrators of an organization as well as some more advanced users ...
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Choosing between image or video input

I have to do a back-office for an application where the user can add carousels. In the carousel there are both images and videos (from YouTube or Vimeo) slides. The fields are added dynamically via ...
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What is the best experience when a 'super admin' type user deletes a user group?

I have a web portal that contains a super admin (who can edit/delete everything in the portal) and user groups who can edit/delete things that belong to their group such as a blog post. If the super ...
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Best way to assign users and groups to tasks

I have an application where i want to assign users to a specified task. There are a lot of application that do that with two lists where available and assigned users are located. Is this best ...
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What UI is appropriate for banning and unbanning a record?

We have a list of words and phrases stored in a database that if a submitted article contains any one of them, we would automatically disapprove the article (and send the submitter an explanation). ...
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How can I get useful usability data from a focus group?

After my company has recently been acquired, we have been allotted an hour of "usability testing" at an upcoming conference. The catch is, if we follow the template that has been put forth to us, ...
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Should I combine our admin and reporting interface?

We are a software company that provides some great products, managed by an outdated admin site. We want to re-design the admin site and create a toolbox for our clients that helps us report the data ...
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What questions for a UX survey about an administration interface?

I'm planning a UX survey targeted to new clients who just started using our web based administration tool. The goal is to collect opinions from brand new users who don't already know all the ins and ...
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Defaulting to show all until user searches?

I am designing an admin page that will be used to manage account information for hundreds to thousands of medical offices (practices). Users will be able to take a few actions on a practice or take ...
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Admin theme versus main site's theme [duplicate]

Should the administration section of a website have the same look & feel as the other parts of the website? I'm building a SAAS application and all of the public-facing parts of the website (home ...
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Tell administration environment apart from the operational one

The product of our company is an engineering workflow platform for enterprises. In order to configure new projects in this platform, a great deal of configuration and modeling (product hierarchy etc.) ...
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How to design a parent child relation Edit dialogue

Does anyone know a good way to design an administration dialogue to add and edit items that have a parent child relationship? In the mockup below, I have bike categories and for each bike category i ...
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Suggestions for how to consolidate multiple admin areas into one?

I have been given the task of consolidation multiple admin sections of an app into one. Each admin area is a large page which contains form elements. To achieve this I am considering the following ...
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Does hiding advanced features by default help users?

I'm working on an enterprise CMS which supports many user roles and generates highly configurable content. A typical content entry form might have 8 text inputs, 6 checkboxes and a textarea. A ...
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Admin site UX design

I am building an application for multiple customers at once. So they will use the same system, but they will have their own admin site, with data, what they need. I have different kind of elements to ...
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Should offensive/vulgar usernames be banned?

I'm making a new site, where there will be a lot of public comments hopefully, and this thought crossed my mind. Is it right to ban usernames with swears in them? Do people even create usernames like ...
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Should I combine multiple User and Group management panels into a single screen?

Currently I am developing a user and group management plugin for out application with ExtJs 4.1 This is my first version. I packed all into 1 window, each panel has its toolbar and user/group ...
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Importing and Updating Old Records within a Grid

I am in the process of designing a feature that allows a teacher to select students from the previous year who they used our product with, and be able to update the records of those students to the ...
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Should an admin decide what users can do, or should he decide what not to do?

Which one is better option for an admin from a usability point of view? Suppose if a system is supposed to authorize a user to have access (and different type of access like read only or read write) ...
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Multiple admin sections (scopes) inside one web application

Im developing web application with quite complex configuration UI. It contains multiple configuration scopes, for example in global scope you can configure host setting, logging and also create ...
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Should action buttons be separate or part of a single toolbar?

This is a follow-up question from the previous question managing taxonomy hierarchies UI patterns. Question: When an item in a list has action buttons that perform create/edit/delete actions, is ...
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Taxonomy Hierarchy Management UI Pattern

Overview I have a custom lightweight web CMS I am developing. It has a feature that allows business users to define hierarchical taxonomies, add/edit/delete nodes, change their sort order relative ...
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How to make icons representing users differentiable when users do not have the same role/importance

Consider the administration part of a web application. I want to display the list of all users, with a hierarchical structure like this: admin 1 - sub admin 1 - sub admin 2 - simple user 1 - ...
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Order of items in admin panel?

When editing a product, its variants are shown as accordion headings using twitter bootstrap; clicking on one reveals the form to edit the variant. My question relates to the ordering of the items, ...
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CMS Article intro text list with read more link

I have a list of articles and on the front end I want to display the title, content and then a read more link. The content can be long, so I want to show only the first portion of content in the list, ...
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What is a good name for non-administrator users?

Not sure if this is the proper place for this question. In my opinion, it is related to user experience, but please correct me if I'm wrong. If you have a site/application that separate users with ...
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Role management with Parameters

I am currently developing a User management Form. Each User can be assigned to multiple Roles. I would create this as 2 Listboxes with one showing all selected Roles and the other all unselected ...
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Different look and feel between administration and end user experience?

Lets say we have an app that performs something like surveys. There are two primary types of users, administrative users who set up and build the surveys, (who are actually the customers), and the ...
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Why could “installing updates” not be listed as a distinct system restart reason in Windows Server?

When I install updates on Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2003 it often requires a system restart upon completion. When I use "Start"->"Restart" the dialog prompts me for a reason for the system ...
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Internal Vs. Consumer site UX

I am in the middle of designing a web application for a company that deals with institutions, there are both the end-user facing site (what the schools will see and use), and the "behind-the-scenes" ...
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Admin interfaces for reporting data

I am trying to design how an assigned administrator for a web app that manages students and audiobooks, can generate a report to view the data in longituginal graph. The admin can either view ...
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Combining public and private interfaces on one page

In a UI like the new YouTube what is the benefit of having a separate "Video Manager" space - where you manage all your videos/ playlists over just allowing users to perform all those functions when ...
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Admin Layout - where to put the categories list?

See the Admin layout (wireframe) below. Header - Logo and Logout Link Main navigation - Orders, Members, Shops, etc. Sub-Navigation - List of links that is related to Main navigation. Eg: If you ...
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Where to put the link to admin section?

I have a website with searchable information for users (catalogue, search, item details, etc.). The site does not offer (and doesn't need) any log-in functionality (content is never personalised and ...
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Delete action on a user management system

I'm working on User Management System in ASP.NET MVC3. Administrator/Editor can search, insert, update and delete other users from the system. What should I do when admin/editor clicks on Delete user ...
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Best wording for “edit X” button?

What is the best wording for an "edit section" button and why? The pages I am linking to will be for adding and editing existing items. For example it could contain one of: Manage Pages Add/Edit ...
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two different admin sections inside the same site?

If you have a site with two separate content sections, and then a third section for Admin tasks, would you find it confusing if the one of the content sections had its own Admin section apart from ...